This is a picture of me offering Mass in the tomb where Jesus rose from the dead. Maybe my favorite picture ever.
How did I get the shot? Well the area where I was standing is about 3 feet by 7 feet. 7 priests were crammed into this area. I had asked one of the priests to snap a picture when Mass began, but didn’t want him to be distracted because he was concelebrating. So he holds the camera up (about 12 inches from my ear) and blindly takes pictures right after the consecration. Yikes! I hear the camera clicking in my ear and think, “not now! Please Father!” With the very low light and his proximity to me it was a miracle that the picture came out so well! Because of this, I have to have a little mercy on you when take pictures at Mass… but not if you come up right behind me! 😉
I know that many folks here have made pilgrimages to the Holy Land. I believe that everyone should try to get there one day, if possible, because of how it will deepen your faith. To see where Jesus walked, prayed, was born and rose from the dead? These scriptures will cease to be ‘stories’ and come alive.
I will be leaving for the Holy Land tomorrow (Monday 1/28 at the crack of dawn). I’d love to take your prayer intentions with me. If you want to email me prayer intentions send them to frmosimann@stmaryfred. org. Or send them to me on facebook. I have a post on there where you can add prayer intentions to my list.
My plan will be to pray for all of your intentions in two ways:
1. The ones that I have early enough, I will print out and put them on the altars at each stop where we offer Holy Mass.
2. I hope to find time to spend several hours in the Church on Calvary to pray for all of the intentions specifically. Last trip I was able to make an all night vigil in the tomb and on Calvary, so I had plenty of time to accomplish this!
pax et bonum,